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Prevention 1st, April 03

We’ve all laughed at the pictures circulated in cyberspace showing ridiculously unsafe practices, from precarious ladders to smoking around flammable gases. It’s easy to think: “That’s how dumb you’d have to be to get hurt. I would never do that.”

But if we stop laughing and think for a moment, most of us realize we have taken one or more of the risks that contribute to the major causes of injuries ... (Full Story & Photos)

Manhattan Fire Protection District in Top 2% of US Fire Departments

March 17

The Manhattan Fire Protection District was evaluated by Insurance Services Office (ISO) in late 2014 and recently received their revised ISO classification. The fire district’s overall ISO classification is represented by two separate ratings; both ratings specifically have different water supply methods which service the areas; the Fire Protection Service Area (FPSA) and the Fire Department Service ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tornadoes, floods and severe storms can happen any time of year

IL Emergency Management Agency, February 27

SPRINGFIELD – Believe it or not, warm weather soon will return to Illinois. As exciting as that sounds, warmer temperatures also mean an increased potential for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding.

To help people prepare for severe weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will join with the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies throughout ... (Full Story & Photos)

Illinois Residential Fire Deaths Increased in 2014; Fire Safety Advocates Say Fire Sprinklers Needed in New Homes

Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, February 10

Last year, Illinois experienced 104 civilian residential fire deaths. According to the United States Fire Administration, this was an increase of over 9 percent from both 2012 and 2013. Also, 2015 is off to a poor start with eight deaths to date.

Fire safety advocates say there’s already a solution to preventing residential fire deaths.

“Our state continues to average 100 civilian fire deaths each ... (Full Story & Photos)

Stay Safe and Warm This Winter!

January 14

As the temperature outside drops, Manhattan families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research shows that heating equipment is involved in more than ... (Full Story & Photos)


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Manhattan, IL 60442
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